As long as they're willing to pay to prove it, I'm willing to let them.
---- Nanda: Recovering Boardwalk Empire fanatic, history fangirl. Pagan and occasionally politically minded. You have been warned.

 

renfields:

Things from wifey vacation - Nanda hugs a giant man and we got matching rings at the renfaire on Sunday; Nanda buys books the size of herself, I get a mighty artbook stash, plus a copy of Dracula with a cover I’ve never been able to find online, and then PIZZAPALOOZA

That book gives me hope about sewing one day….

juxtaposie:

Thanks to much help from family yesterday, we got lots of things crossed off the to-do list. Today I’m getting artemis-rae from the airport (oldwickedsongs picked up renfields earlier today), making sure the menfolk go for their final fitting, and finishing up the white silk ribbon for the handfasting. I’m hand sewing it, because I’m silly and sentimental. 

Two days to go. 

Tomorrow I get to pick up ASHLEY FROM THE AIRPORT AHHHH

and oh yeah my best friend is getting married on Saturday. *ROLLS AROUND ON THE FLOOR*

heysawbones:

alliartist:

music-holic:

And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins 

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

That was beautiful

I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.

the-girl-who-dreams-big:

laliberty:

Cop Puts Crying Boy in Chokehold, Tells Witnesses “Stop Speaking Spanish!”

Another disturbing video has surfaced of a cop brutalizing a child at school.
A Santa Ana School Police Department officer is at the center of controversy after a concerned citizen, Elvia Fernández, filmed him putting a crying young boy in a chokehold.
In the clip, we see a man at the park yelling “You’re choking him” at an officer as a motionless boy screams “Help me! Help me!” Even though it was filmed in portrait and from a distance on a smartphone, the video clearly captures a cop lying on top of a sobbing child, whose tiny arms are prone on the ground. The cop’s arm is around the boy’s neck, as he yells “Stop fighting me,” only to have the boy scream in pain, “I’m not fighting you!”
According toOC Weekly, Elvia Fernández, said the kid looked to be around 10; his wails and pleas definitely peg him as a prepubescent. Fernández tried calming the kid down in a mix of English and Spanish, telling him,“No te muevas”,“Relájate”, and“Aquí estamos nosotros”–”Don’t move”, “Relax,” and “We’re here.”
At which point the cop yells, “Stop speaking Spanish!”

It’s hard to tell how much “brutalizing” is actually taking place, since the cop repeatedly barks orders to keep witnesses from getting too close. 
Toward the end of the video, we see another cop hurry on to the scene. For a brief moment, we hope she’s one of those “good cops” we’re always reminded about that are the alleged majority even though sightings are as elusive as to be cryptozoological… but, unsurprisingly, her role seems to simply be to obscure the action from the cameras.

Little black and brown kids will never be safe…

the-girl-who-dreams-big:

laliberty:

Cop Puts Crying Boy in Chokehold, Tells Witnesses “Stop Speaking Spanish!”

Another disturbing video has surfaced of a cop brutalizing a child at school.

A Santa Ana School Police Department officer is at the center of controversy after a concerned citizen, Elvia Fernández, filmed him putting a crying young boy in a chokehold.

In the clip, we see a man at the park yelling “You’re choking him” at an officer as a motionless boy screams “Help me! Help me!” Even though it was filmed in portrait and from a distance on a smartphone, the video clearly captures a cop lying on top of a sobbing child, whose tiny arms are prone on the ground. The cop’s arm is around the boy’s neck, as he yells “Stop fighting me,” only to have the boy scream in pain, “I’m not fighting you!”

According toOC Weekly, Elvia Fernández, said the kid looked to be around 10; his wails and pleas definitely peg him as a prepubescent. Fernández tried calming the kid down in a mix of English and Spanish, telling him,“No te muevas”,“Relájate”, and“Aquí estamos nosotros”–”Don’t move”, “Relax,” and “We’re here.”

At which point the cop yells, “Stop speaking Spanish!”

It’s hard to tell how much “brutalizing” is actually taking place, since the cop repeatedly barks orders to keep witnesses from getting too close. 

Toward the end of the video, we see another cop hurry on to the scene. For a brief moment, we hope she’s one of those “good cops” we’re always reminded about that are the alleged majority even though sightings are as elusive as to be cryptozoological… but, unsurprisingly, her role seems to simply be to obscure the action from the cameras.

Little black and brown kids will never be safe…

PSA for gothy types on a budget

gothiccharmschool:

Make sure you take a look at cheapassgoth. Because maybe by looking at one of the auctions they’ve found, you end up looking at other auctions by the same seller, and then you manage to score a pair of vintage Fluevog Swordfish boots for under $10. 

(It was a miracle. A miracle being a seller who took really bad photos, had no idea what the boots actually were, and listed them as “pointy-toe goth boots, used”. When the universe presents you with this sort of opportunity, you scrape together whatever available cash you have, beseech the Dread Spirits of Ebay, and obsessively watch the auction.)

FLUEVOG SWORDFISH BOOTS! These boots are older than some of you. Oh, how I longed for them when they hit the stores, and OH, how they were out of my budget. WELL THEY’RE MINE NOW!

alienswithankhs:

Remember when sci-fi was about social commentary and not just creating situations for white guys to be heroic in?

(Source: frantzfandom)